ProActive Sports: Bouncing Back from a Sports Injury

FORWARD LUNGE Stand with good posture, lunge forward with one leg, keeping the other in place. Rise up and return to the start position. Repeat 3-5 times, making sure to alternate legs. Strengthens Legs EXERCISE OF THE MONTH Try this movement if you experiencing leg pain.

Don’t Let Pain Put You On The Sidelines!

Disclaimer: As there is a risk of injury with any activity, use caution when performing exercises. If you experience any pain or discomfort, discontinue the exercise and contact your health care provider.

There is nothing more exciting than taking on a new challenge, sport or activity. For most of us, the thrill of accomplishing a physical goal is what we live for. However, are you prepared for it? The term “weekend warrior” means a person who doesn’t really train for what they are doing; they just go out and do it on the weekend. How do most injuries occur? Most sports injuries occur from ill-prepared individuals who just jump into the activity without first increasing their strength, endurance and flexibility. Your muscles, tendons, ligaments and other tissues need to be warmed up to work properly. They take enormous strain during running and sports activities. Injuries increase as you age… Muscle strength declines as we age, therefore, strengthening is very important. As you get older, your tissues become less elastic and in fact a little “drier”. When your muscle, tendon and ligament tissues have enough water, they are supple and stretchy, allowing you to do a lot of activities. Keep yourself hydrated and stretch often to maintain elasticity in your muscles. Before and after Knowing the right exercises to prepare for fitness activities is key. Our physical therapy experts have years of experience rehabilitating people after injuries and returning them to the activities they enjoy. What some people might not know is that physical therapists put specific exercise plans together based on your needs to prevent injury. If you do start to experience pain with activities, ProActive Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab can get you back to enjoying your activities pain-free.


Our Sheldon clinic participated in Hot Dog Days 2019 in downtown Sheldon. Hot Dog Days is offered to multiple Sheldon businesses to participate in and generate community involvement as well as business advertisement. Over 200 hot dogs were cooked and served from ProActive alone and around 2000 hot dogs served all over downtown Sheldon. ProActive also participated in the Top Dog competition and placed 3rd out of 14 businesses! The clinic created a Hawaiian theme dog complete with a Hawaiian hot dog topped with smoked pineapple, red onions, jalapenos, lime juice, and a teriyaki mayo. Chad, Mandy, Sami, and Kendra all did a wonderful job and are excited for next year!

Welcome back Dordt University students! Henry Byl, DPT spent the afternoon at "Taste of Sioux Center" on the Dordt campus, welcoming new students and returning students back to Sioux Center.

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